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The Messel Mica Folding Fan

The Messel Mica Folding Fan
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


folding fan, the leaf composed of three bands of mica panels, mounted in double paper, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Ivory sticks of serpentine form; guards of ivory, the lower part serpentine, the upper part pierced by three panels backed with mica mounted in paper, brass rivet, height, (guards) 25.8cm, width (whole) 45.0cm, circa 1665-1700, Western European.

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The Messel Mica Fan

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